TOP FLIGHT H.-GII
, $200,000, AQU, 3-2, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/16m, 1:44, ft.
1--SUMMER APPLAUSE, 116, f, 4, by Harlan’s Holiday1st Dam: Summer Exhibition, by Royal Academy2nd Dam: Dewan's Flag, by Dewan3rd Dam: Against All Flags, by Hoist the Flag
($82,000 RNA yrl '10 FTKJUL). O-Gillian S Campbell, Greenwood Lodge Farm Inc, Dan Clark & Greg Skoda; B-Greenwood Lodge Farm Inc (KY); T-Chad C Brown; J-John R Velazquez. $120,000. Lifetime Record: 9-4-2-0, $472,406. *1/2 to Big Easy (Gulch), MSP, $213,484. Werk Nick Rating: C. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2--Twice the Lady
, 118, m, 5, Quiet American
--Catherine's Crown, by Chief's Crown. O-Michael Dubb, Stuart Grant, Gary Aisquith & Scott K Akman; B-Edmond A & Sharon Hudon (KY); T-Anthony W Dutrow. $40,000.
, 117, f, 4, Wild Desert--Hoping for Sun, by Louis Quatorze. ($2,000 wlng '09 OBSOCT). O-Saul J & Max Kupferberg,; B-Breed of Characters, LLC (NY); T-John Parisella. $20,000.
Margins: 2 3/4, NK, 2 1/4. Odds: 1.30, 3.95, 3.35.
Also Ran: Lady Gracenote, Sisterly Love, Withgreatpleasure, Natalie Victoria. Scratched: Royal Lahaina.Click for the brisnet.com chart, the brisnet.com PPs or the free brisnet.com catalogue-style pedigree. VIDEO.
Summer Applause, heroine of the GIII Rachel Alexandra S. last February, just missed by a head to Believe You Can (Proud Citizen) in the GII Fair Grounds Oaks Mar. 31, then was fourth behind that one in the GI Kentucky Oaks. Sidelined thereafter, she resurfaced with a distant sixth in the Houston Ladies Classic S. Jan. 26, her final start for the Bret Calhoun barn. Transferred to Chad Brown, the favorite bided her time in mid-pack early, came with a sweeping run into the lane and kicked away to a solid victory. "She shipped in, she’s had no problems with the weather or the climate change and she’s been training well the two days she’s been here," assistant trainer Cherie DeVaux commented. "She looks great and they did a really good job with her in Florida getting her ready to come up here for today." John Velazquez added, "When she got to the lead, she started waiting and lugging in, but she got the job done, anyway."
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